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Carol M. Lewis, MD, MPH

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Assistant Professor, Department of Head and Neck Surgery, Division of Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Bio Statement

Dr. Carol Lewis attended the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Asian Studies and Biology with High Honors, and was a junior inductee into the Phi Beta Kappa honor society.  She then attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, where she obtained both her MD with Distinction in Research and her Masters of Public Health.  During medical school, she spent one year as an Albert Schweitzer fellow, educating socially-marginalized populations about access to resources, as well as two years doing basic immunology research at the National Institutes of Health.  She was also inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society.  She completed her residency in the Harvard Combined Otolaryngology Residency Program and her fellowship in head and neck cancer surgery at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Currently, Dr. Lewis is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.  She is board-certified in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery with the American Board of Otolaryngology.  She is also a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and the Harris County Medical Society.

Dr. Lewis uses a multidisciplinary approach to treat a range of head and neck cancer, including skin cancer and melanoma, mouth and throat cancer, and thyroid cancer.

Office Address

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1400 Pressler Street
Unit Number: 1445
Houston, TX 77030
Room Number: FCT10.6026
Phone: 713-794-4675
Fax: 713-794-4662

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

2004 Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, MPH, Public Health
2003 Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, MD, with Distinction in Research, Medical Doctor
1997 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, BS, with High Honors in Biology, Asian Studies and Biology

Postgraduate Training

7/2009-6/2010 Clinical Fellowship, Head and Neck Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, Amy Hessel, MD
7/2008-6/2009 Research Fellowship, Head and Neck Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, Amy Hessel, MD
7/2004-6/2008 Clinical Residency, Otolaryngology, Harvard Medical School Residency in Otolaryngology, Boston, MA
6/2003-6/2004 Clinical Internship, General Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA

Board Certifications

6/2009 American Board of Otolaryngology

Honors and Awards

2008 First Prize Resident Research Award, The Triological Society Eastern Section
2007 AAO-HNS Humanitarian Resident Travel Grant
2003 AMWA Glasgow Memorial Award, American Medical Women's Association
2003 George James Epidemiology Prize
2003 Harold Lampert Biomedical Research Prize
2002 Elected to Lambda Chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha
1996 Junior Inductee to Phi Beta Kappa

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Member, 2004-present
Harris County Medical Society, Houston, TX
Member, 2009-present
Triological Society
Member, 2005-2008

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Lewis CM, Hessel AC, Roberts DB, Guo YZ, Holsinger FC, Ginsberg LE, El-Naggar AK, Weber RS. Head and Neck Cancer Patients Referred to a Tertiary Center After Prior Treatment: Compliance with or Deviation from National Comprehensive Cancer Network Treatment Guidelines. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 136(12):1205-1211, 12/2010.
2. Lewis CM, Hessel AC, Roberts DB, Guo YZ, Holsinger FC, Ginsberg LE, El-Naggar AK, Weber RS. Prereferral head and neck cancer treatment: compliance with national comprehensive cancer network treatment guidelines. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 136(12):1205-11, 12/2010. PMID: 21173369.
3. Weber RS, Lewis CM, Eastman SD, Hanna EY, Akiwumi O, Hessel AC, Lai SY, Kian L, Kupferman ME, Roberts DB. Quality and Performance Indicators in an Academic Department of Head and Neck Surgery. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 136(12):1212-8, 12/2010. PMID: 21173370.
4. Lewis CM, Bell DM, Lai SY. Pathology quiz case 2. Calcifying fibrous pseudotumor (CFT) of the oral cavity. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 136(8):841, 843-4, 8/2010. PMID: 20713769.
5. Lewis CM, Chung WY, Holsinger FC. Feasibility and surgical approach of transaxillary robotic thyroidectomy without CO(2) insufflation. Head Neck 32(1):121-6, 1/2010. PMID: 19998442.
6. Reh D, Lewis CM, Metson R. Frontal Bullosa: Diagnosis and Management of a New Variant of Frontal Mucocele. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 136(6):625-8, 2010. PMID: 20566916.
7. Lewis CM, Chang KP, Pitman M, Faquin WC, Randolph GW. Thyroid fine-needle aspiration biopsy: variability in reporting. Thyroid 19(7):717-23, 7/2009. PMID: 19485775.
8. Lewis CM, Lin DT, Curry WT, Barker FG, Deschler DG. The use of nasopharyngeal airways for airway diversion in anterior craniofacial resection. Am J Rhinol 22(5):529-32, Sep-Oct, 9/2008. PMID: 18954515.
9. Lewis CM, Deschler DG. Desirudin reduces the rate of microvenous thrombosis in a rat model. Laryngoscope 118(7):1149-52, 7/2008. PMID: 18401270.
10. Lewis CM, Caruso P, Cunningham MJ. Parapharyngeal space lymphadenopathy. Pediatr Radiol 37(3):313-6, 3/2007. e-Pub 1/2007. PMID: 17211602.
11. Lewis CM, Resto VA, Wu D, Goguen L. Pathology quiz case 2. Diagnosis: malakoplakia of the left tongue base. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 132(10):1157, 1159, 10/2006. PMID: 17043272.

Invited Articles

1. Lewis CM, Weber RS, Hanna EY. Quality of Care in Head and Neck Cancer. Curr Oncol Rep 13(2):120-5, 4/2011. PMID: 21207205.
2. Holsinger FC, Sweeney AD, Jantharapattana K, Salem A, Weber RS, Chung WY, Lewis CM, Grant DG. The emergence of endoscopic head and neck surgery. Curr Oncol Rep 12(3):216-22, 5/2010. PMID: 20425082.

Book Chapters

1. Lewis CM, Laccourreye O, Weber RS, Holsinger FC. Cancers of the Larynx: Tis, T1, T2. Evaluation and Management. In: Head and Neck Cancer: Multimodality Management. Ed(s) Jacques Bemier. Springerlink: Willowick, OH, 2011.

Grant & Contract Support

Title: Late Effects and Intervention Needs in Head & Neck Cancer Survivors
Funding Source: American Cancer Society (ACS)
Role: Significant Contributor
Duration: 7/1/2012 - 6/30/2015

Last updated: 8/8/2013